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Sarojini Nagar Market
Sarojini Nagar Market
Sarojini Nagar Market is not a new term for all. In fact, every girl must have a dream to shop at least once from there. It is a shopping paradise for them. It is a local street market-based in Delhi that offers clothes, jewellery, and a whole lot of products at throwaway prices. Basically, you would not come empty-handed from the market. Let us have an overview of what the Sarojini market offers to you.
Reaching Sarojini Nagar Market
Sarojini Nagar area is in South West Delhi close to the underground Delhi metro. It is named after freedom fighter Sarojini Naidu. It is close to the posh locality of Chanakyapuri in South Delhi. You can reach directly via the Pink line Delhi metro to Sarojini Nagar station. It is hardly 50 meters from the station. In fact, when you exit the metro line, you can see the market entrance in the very front. It is among the very few street markets that have a name entrance of its own. Safdargunj airport is also close by so you can hire a cab and come to the local flea market.
What all you can shop in Sarojini Nagar Market?
As soon as you enter the market, you would see the vibrancy of the market. From colourful clothing, funky jewellery to tiny stalls cramped up in every nook and corner of the street, you have entered heaven for shopping. Yes, you would listen to vendors calling out to buyers and even mentioning out the offers loud.
Sarojini Nagar Market boasts an infinite variety of clothing, shoewear, jewellery, and other things at a very cheap rate. The prices are what the shoppers attract the most over here. Although at the price available you can’t expect them to be of great quality but they would be worth the price. Also, all the trendy clothes and the latest fashion are available at every shop in the market. The Mumbai street market have submarkets divided, here you can get everything everywhere as you go on.
Clothing and jewellery are the two most available items in the Sarojini nagar market. On the road pavements as well you would see local vendors standing selling jewellery and clothes. The prices are so minimal that you can buy a plethora of clothes and jewellery. There would be over 1000 designs in jewellery to choose from. Statement earrings, hoops, rings, oxidize, and more can be seen in a wide variety of markets. You would see more western clothing than traditional ones. The stalls here are seasonal as well. So when it’s winter there would be more sweaters, hoodies, jackets, and woollen clothing stuff. Likewise, when it’s summer you would see soft, light summery clothes.
Prices at Sarojini Nagar Market
Sarojini is famous for its cheap pricing. Well, it can be practically termed as a Loot market. You can get denim at under Rs 200, and trendy tops at Rs 100 or Rs 200 as well. In fact, you can even get stalls that sell everything for just Rs 20 and Rs 50. The main benefit of shopping in Sarojini Nagar is the bargain. If you can bargain kindly do so. Vendors bargain to an extent over here and you can get stuff at very good prices. But many shops have a fixed price tag. If you see such shops, there would not be any possibility of a bargain. You would have to purchase at the stated price only.
Why everything is so cheap at the Sarojini Nagar Market?
Most of the shops here are run by several generations of the family. Here the markets boasts to have domestic and international brands with them which have been kept aside due to a surplus in quantity. At times minor manufacturing defects or making a copy version of the brands allows them to have cheaper pricing. It is called an export market also as sellers get rejected or defective pieces in bulk from the export houses and sell them at throwaway prices. It’s not that everything you shop there is defective but some of them might be and so people at times get into arguments as well. The trendy collection comes from the exporters of several countries such as Bangladesh or Nepal.
Eateries in Sarojini Nagar Market
While walking and shopping in the market, you will get hungry and thirsty. Worry not; there are various food stalls and food joints available inside the area. You can enjoy delicacies like Momos, burgers, chaats, and more. For thirst, you can sip upon natural fruit juices, shakes, or coconut water as well. There is a famous Amritsari Kulcha joint 1 km near the market. You can easily get an auto at Rs 15 per person and reach there. There the locals serve Chola Kulcha in 4 varieties. It comes along with spicy chutney and salad. It is a famous joint of Delhi and does eat if you visit Sarojini nagar market.
Best time to visit Sarojini Nagar Market
Well, Sarojini Nagar market is not a very narrow lane like other street markets. It has wide roads and is not very much congested. It is best to visit and start shopping in morning. You must take out enough time as the market is big and loads of variety takes considerate time to shop. The crowd is present every time but till 2 p.m. it is still manageable. It is at peak at around 4 p.m. So morning would be the best time to visit the market as the crowd is more settled.
Take care that the market is closed on Monday and very few of the stalls are open on Monday, hence avoid going shopping on that day. Also, go at the start of a new season as you would get zillions of options and won’t miss out on the trendy and fresh stock. If you are a Delhi local or visitor, try to go to the market on weekdays. Weekdays would be so frantic and claustrophobic for you to shop.
Few things to be Noticed
- As it is a crowded market, pick pocketing is very common. So take care of your belongings very well.
- Parking can be a bit cumbersome as you might have to park your vehicle outside and walk around the whole market. Even though multi-level parking is available, there is hardly any time you can park the vehicle there due to over crowdedness.
- More Women’s clothing and related items would be available as compared to men’s in the market.
- Be street-smart and bargain as much as you can. You would definitely get things at killer prices.
- The vendors may tell while selling the makeup or clothes to be branded but be prepared that they are all fake or copies. So bargain and say price accordingly.
- There are two ATMs available n the market to withdraw cash. But keep enough cash with you as well. At times there can be too much crowd and machine runs out of cash.
- Handfuls of clinics are also available if there is any medical emergency while you are roaming around the market.
Timings of the Sarojini Nagar Market
The market opens around 11 am in the morning and shuts down by 8-30/9 in the night. If you go early at around 10 you would see them preparing their stalls. So whether you are coming by metro or by any other mode of transportation make sure you be there keeping the timing in mind. Also, there is no entry fee for the market and you can shop till you drop out.
Although it’s a hustle and bustle in the market, the Sarojini Nagar market would never disappoint you. They do have designer showroom and brands in the market, but the very charm of the market is the local street shops. People only come to shop and bargain there. It seems to provide a sense of achievement when you shop from here. In fact, you would go satisfied and dissatisfied at the same. You would crave more time to shop as covering it in a day would not be possible. Do visit heaven for fashion with a budget in mind!
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